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today's top stories and a review of the week a nervous piece is extended in the east of ukraine with both. fighters vowing to abide by a cease fire until monday. recorded conversation captures an embarrassed polish foreign minister dismissing his country's toys with the u.s. in less than diplomatic language. syria's embattled rebels line up for a five hundred million dollar handout of u.s. military aid that despite some american hardware already ending up in the hands of jihadists.
thanks once again for joining us my name is neil harvey and you're watching r.t. international. a truce brought relative calm to ukraine this week as both the army and self-defense fighters in the east agreed to hold fire until monday sporadic sporadic attacks however are still happening the cease fire plan involved a lot of diplomatic efforts and was supported by key countries including russia last friday the week long truce was declared in the east that was followed by talks between care than the self proclaimed republics for the first time since the conflict began the republic's vowed to recognize the ceasefire in the presence of russian and international monitors on wednesday the presidents of ukraine and russia as well as the french and german leaders discuss the peace process over the phone the same day the legal permission for the use of russia's military force in ukraine if needed well that was cancelled president putin's request this friday the
truce was extended for three more days with anti-government forces promising to abide by it peace efforts also sort o. s. see the monitors who were detained in the don't yet school region released civilians tired of the military operation support the political drive for peace. can only give them but might the. last there's no doubt that i don't need to. begin to look for you right now you know when you're going to be you know you've got. short on we were able to to talk. i was in the push you to a city yeah yeah this is more original be a good day michigan should look into that notion is that measure for each specific provision. if you do you can get. the declared ceasefire however has occasionally been broken and by both sides
people in the city of kramatorsk claim that their city was shelled several times during the week the village of revolver say spike of violence with one woman there reportedly killed and then slavyansk a woman and her twenty six year old son were killed in army shelling outside the embattled city self-defense forces took control of a military control checkpoint unconfirmed reports claim that the army then launched an attack to take back the seized position and lost twenty of its own soldiers and shelling close to the russian border so a checkpoint hit with a mortar shell the armed standoff has affected the most vulnerable the hardest artie's marie if a national reports now from an orphanage where newborn babies and children to three years old are being cared for. these came home for abandoned special needs children on the outskirts of lugansk aims to be. calm and turn to the tea.
children here have food toys but most importantly love. there are eight to six children they scare house all younger than three years old it's been a home and cozy home you have who are all of them that once war reached its walls it's no longer safe. mines and shells land just a couple of kilometers away. and while the youngster had no concept of the danger for the adults it's a different story now surrounded it does a lot but i must admit it's so hard actually it's more than half of our kids cannot move there either it's a small they have moral problems some have cerebral palsy they need special care and even if we want to have a q a them the a very special place just like ours it's very hard to do that. she was in atlanta a mother herself and tries to remain positive but it's no easy matter no one can
say how dangerous it becomes when they start firing here and internet compelling saved in bass kids was launched to draw attention to this particular case as well as many are they often edges and care homes that have suddenly found themselves on the front line and where the sounds of shelling and firing have increasingly replaced gentle lullabies mission ocean r.t. lugansk in eastern ukraine the funeral of a russian journalists killed in a military attack in eastern ukraine two weeks ago has been held in moscow who was filming the evacuation of civilians by self-defense fighters from a dangerous area when a mortar shell landed next to them friends family and colleagues said the final farewell for the twenty six year old lawson it was a sound engineer for the rest c a one t.v. channel he died instantly a reporter eager corner nuke died later in hospital. and
this is the last video filmed by the cameraman who was the sole survivor of that attack russian prosecutors say that the leader of a national guard squad was involved the divisions were formed to assist the regular army in the east but a senior lecturer in international relations at moscow state university moxley botha says that they largely operate on their own. the government such as it is in kiev has very limited control it depends to a large extent still on these nationalist paramilitary groups for its survival its hold on power in kiev and it has been afraid to challenge them we saw a trade union meeting in kiev attacked by an arm the right sector mob with complete impunity and we have seen this repeatedly that they act they attack
individuals groups buildings churches throughout the country and the government does nothing to rein them in and this holds true on the battlefield as well fleeing from the conflict in a start tens of thousands of ukrainian refugees and u.n. estimates more than a hundred thousand people have crossed the border with russia since the beginning of the military operation but the u.s. has once again expressed doubt about those numbers saying that the source in their opinion isn't credible. since the start of two thousand and fourteen one hundred and ten thousand ukrainians have arrived in russia we just have seen no evidence to support that we don't believe they're credible we're watching we just don't think that the hundreds of thousands number is credible we don't have anything to cooperate but this is the this isn't the russians saying you know national team there is this is an agency when you go billions and billions of danger in there now . we don't have anything to back up that number. ukraine in the e.u.
signed a deal in brussels to bring them closer together but it's the same agreement that ignited be ongoing armed conflict in the east of the country but the story coming up for you later in the hour. next secretly recorded comments were released this week in which poland's foreign minister condemned his country subservience to washington and did so in vulgar sexual language according to a leaked by a polish online magazine rather sly of sikorsky described poland's alliance with america as worthless or though he resorted to some more simpler sexual metaphors to explain exactly how he felt about relations between the two and it's not just the u.s. he's not satisfied with people drops a little or no punches when talking about the u.k. prime minister's dealing with the euro skeptics sikorsky suggested that david cameron should have used stronger tactics and as if that wasn't enough sikorsky went on to remember other times he believes cameron messed up saying the prime
minister isn't likely to change much as piskorski of the european central geo political analysis says it's not just sikorsky who feels this way. the minister insists which is obvious far for everyone here in poland for most of the analysts has just voiced the opinion which is shared by most of the population here i would like also to add to that because king also what he's talking about because for a long time he has been here in poland as american agent of influence so i hope that the progress of poland in russia france in germany and will at least now that the polish politicians understand the real natural relations between us and poland and russia has said he believes that the polish minister's comments were grounded in political realism and form the common stock was most likely a response to earlier statements by a u.s. official so that would be great i think to help glue this thing and have the u.n.
help glue it and you know. putting the terror of human trafficking on the big screen later in the program we need a rights activist behind a movie exposes the wave of refugee kidnappings in sinai. and also coming up for you going against the trend this fears persist in the u.k. over an influx of roumanian and bulgarian migrants some brits are upping sticks themselves and heading east. rebels fighting the syrian president in line for a half billion dollar windfall from the u.s. president obama has asked congress to approve the money which will be used to equip and to train and bashar al assad forces just a year ago washington approved non-lethal aid to rebels although that was later suspended after some u.s. equipment was seized by jihadists however earlier this month washington admitted
it's been covertly sending actual weapons to the opposition and he was campaigning brownback it says they're pouring arms into conflict can only have one outcome. i think congress has been demanding a greater and greater military intervention by the obama administration into syria as if they haven't done enough after spending the last three years funding and fueling a civil war using proxy forces like turkey or saudi arabia or got our or the cia coordinating the same missions through jordan it shows the united states appears to have a schizo front in foreign policy they're saying they demand unity in iraq behind the central government which is fighting what they call islamic extremists from i still are isa's and at the same time they're funding these same armed groups in syria to take down an independent nationalist and sovereign government in syria what the us is doing and has been doing this funnily in money guns and more occupation tools in a region that it considers to be vital because it's resource rich that's about it.
some u.s. hardware including several days are being used by extremists in neighboring iraq now they were captured after the how this took control of iraqi army depots the extremists continue their advance on baghdad with fierce fighting around fifty kilometers from the capital. of the city there's also disturbing evidence as to who is actually being forced to join the militants ranks you can see here in this video boys armed with automatic rifles are traveling in an isis convoy some children are also reportedly being used by jihadists snipers the ongoing violence in iraq is pushing the country to the brink those who kept it off now reports. despite the chaos spreading across the country and eerie calm in the kurdish capital the city is just sixty kilometers from the isis front line but a downtown air bill it was business as usual kurdistan has often felt like a separate country altogether even at the height of iraq's most violence and
bloodiest moments now but the current crisis treading the country to pieces it's closer than ever to becoming one kurdish soldiers are now in control of territory that used to be disputed but no one here seems to think that harvest would dare march on them. but i have full faith in the forces the one lets anything happen. for some the prospect of a divided iraq was a welcome one do you think that iraq war made of one country as we know what's happened this crisis may be a signal to be that iraq will have to be divided will have area and the sunnis and shias will have there is no one in kurdistan is worried we have oil we have a strong army. they may help or oil but fuel is running scarce for days now iraqi forces battled with isis for control of the country's largest oil refinery this is one of the first things you notice here in erbil these massive
gas lines some of the cars have been here for hours since the morning many people in fact camped out overnight to try to get online so they can get gas frustrated residents line up to get their share authorities have limited each individual to thirty leaders that's less than what it takes to fill two tanks the people we've spoken to said there haven't been lines like this for fuel since the outbreak of the u.s. led invasion back in two thousand and three and although there are shortages here in erbil parts of northern iraq have run out of gas even on the black market and so people are stocking up they say that they don't know what will ring the fear is that it'll get a lot worse before it gets better that's a sentiment we heard from many here and it's not just a nice fleeing the violence we encountered shia refugees to octo gonzi job or came here six days ago from baghdad and in baghdad the situation has gone from bad to worse and people are arming themselves and getting ready to fight one another all
they see in the future is bloodshed and violence if something doesn't change iraq will be a country of orphans and we don't know who see caffein of erbil iraq. and who stay with us have plenty more news on the way for you including a movie that. says the wife of refugee kidnappings in sinai see you after the short break. there's a media leave us so we leave the media by the scene push the security play your part of the visible. pushes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all on politics only on our t.v. . economic record. for.
now ukraine is signed a trade agreement with the e.u. the failure to sign the same deal back in november is what triggered protests and bloody conflict in the country but president poroshenko says this is only the first step towards even closer ties with europe we see the. ukraine as a european country under the forty nine article will have an opportunity to us for the membership perspective this is a very important carrot for ukrainians to work. well financially challenged europe still doesn't appear to be quite ready for ukraine the e.u. commissioner for a large amount said the kiev still needs to prove its european credentials the blocks energy commissioners warn the bailout for greece is peanuts compared to the billions of brussels would have to cough up to save kiev's ailing economy the president of the european commission says the e.u. is not ready to integrate a country like ukraine at this stage as we can see now
and it was a sentiment there was a coat in particular by the foreign minister of europe's powerhouse germany all of this of course comes as no surprise to a man that we have shown you many times financial expert patrick young here his thoughts. ukraine which last year was in a catastrophic position how that signed a free trade association this year is going to associate with the european union out the point when it's on the brink already of economic disaster this is a catastrophic move for the ukrainian economy the only winners i do this are a few sadly deluded egos whether they're in brussels whether they're in washington who believe some higher other they've achieved a great deal of political victory for the people of ukraine there are no jobs to be hired here there's only going to be job losses there is no economic growth to be hired by suddenly having western european goods dumped at little cost onto your
marketplace this deal is a disaster it's a very very tragic day for the people of ukraine who want to improve their economic outlook calls for a new package of economic measures targeting russia have come up against big business across the atlantic the chamber of commerce and the national association of manufacturers have launched an ad campaign to explain just why new sanctions will bank fire they say to leave u.s. companies scrambling to keep up with firms from other countries earlier we spoke to american economic research or and president of the franco russian chamber of commerce and industry. it should step in because they actually. put it you could see that white no. talking about it going to be called sanctions so we need to raise over them that they should not do it to the again they should use diplomacy to do so dude the ukrainian the crazies using you know taking into host g.'s
companies whether they are us your pin or french company is something which isn't acceptable for us what the sanctions are doing is isolating the united states' economy and instead of isolating russia they were meant to isolate russia but given the trend of world trade for all of the exports that russia hasn't for the plumber states they're isis they're actually running in isolating the united states so it's a very strange up business logic it doesn't make sense logically so it has to be political but also speaking out against further sanctions aimed at russia were political and business figures in austria the russian leader visited vienna this week and the issue of ukraine when it came up during a lighthearted exchange there are no internal don't feel tend to put it in poutine . i was there just.
the. tail end. of the going to call the main. and you can get more information and more details on the visit at r.t. dot com and while you're there still think you're the boss of your own social media account you might want to think again because it's been revealed facebook has been playing with the minds of the users without their knowledge get the full story online. also a bureaucratic mistake hundreds of prisoners walk free find out what happened and how officials want to get them back behind bars. for thousands of israel bound refugees from africa the search for
a better life and up in torture camps they fall into the hands of ruthless smuggling gangs and then simply vanish in egypt's sinai desert three thousand migrants per month come from the east african state of alone and many of them are kidnapped for ransom and tortured until their families pay if they don't human traffickers reportedly execute hostages on four thousand people are estimated to have been killed since two thousand and eight and around a thousand are thought to be in captivity right now. despite the eritrean president calling for an investigation the international community has remained largely silent israel's prime minister won't even describe the refugees as infiltrators narrowness the foreigner says a swedish eritrean activists trying to raise awareness about victims of torture while putting their plight on the big screen. they were melting plastic bags and dropping it in their backs this is.
the political machine. honest the foreigners told all trees and he said now if she believes that there is a big difference in the way that captors are treated depending on nationality i have seen kids children that are two years old being tortured there were some kids that have to watch their mother being burned alive and they survived so these are the kind of people that i talk to the torture is it's not any other tortured like we see now horror movie or something it's where people are tortured twenty four hours a day deprived deprived of food deprived we have seen americans getting kidnapped
in the sinai. it took only twenty four hours to release them last year norwegian woman was kidnapped in the same area and it took about a week for her to be released so this happens all quite often to westerners as well but they're out with the base and they don't get to experience the torture as a free country so it has to do with with race and you can watch the full version of that interview recorded for in the now with an isa now it's on our website that's auntie dot com. and the public in britain has long expressed fears about a tide of immigrants from remaining bulgaria especially after employment restrictions were lifted earlier this year it's estimated fifty thousand people a year could make the cross continent trip it's not all one way traffic though you go piskun off explains why a sizeable number of brits are actually going in the opposite direction. you know michael is british but spent most of his life outside the u.k.
his father worked in the military and the family's done its fair share of globetrotting but it's in romania where mike decided to settle down and open a boar he's been running for five years now allowed the opportunities out of my life and my test still the nightlife you know i like to party and that's one of the reasons why i went into this business i love the people of the climates the culture has so few know and the medium seemed more than welcoming since the beginning of this year they've been able to travel and work all over the e.u. some british deputies worried immigrants could start flooding in even suggested running a scare campaign to put them off coming to the u.k. there are many and press saw the letter side of the situation and started campaigning for british citizens to move here and work instead since romania's accession to the e.u. one thousand and seven brits no longer have to register when they move here so it's hard to say the exact number of them living here but according to the british embassy it's somewhere between three and four thousand and some have even made
a business out of helping other newcomers to get started in this country like jean edgar another british ex-pat who left the u.k. eight years ago after his eighty company went bankrupt he makes a living here by helping other ex-pats register firms find staff by property and offers other help of foreign businessmen may need when setting up shop rumania has a long long way to go before it could be perceived as let's say a western european type country but for a guy like myself yes i would recommend anyone to come here romania is far from the wealthiest of the e.u. states in fact with the average salary of less than four hundred euros per month it's one of the poorest the to the surprise of many word of a mass exodus of romanians to the rest of the e.u. this country has actually given thousands of westerners opportunities they couldn't find at home you got this going off r g book arrest really. news headlines for you at the top of the hour stay with us a next on r.t. international
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hello welcome sight all due dates is the end of all it's all but nights of closing in moscow but luckily for us the sun hasn't been used everywhere so we thought we pop culture by going search for song winter's knocking at moscow's door but we're not ready to die alone johns just yet so we travel to europe to soak up some rays imbibes a culture and see what's going on in the world of technology france was europe's largest exporter of electricity last year but despite this upon the same power the country is still looking for new energy sources and even has to bring the power that drives the sun down so we're. there's a lot of energy in france and i'm not just talking about the street dances the country ranks second in the world in terms of nuclear power stations but with growing environmental and safety concerns the sun may be setting on nuclear energy as we know it so ministers from around the world have come to discourse a possible shift away from nuclear.